All Street Connections services are confidential.
You do NOT have to give your name or sign anything to get harm reduction supplies or information.
Call us at: 204−981−0742
Help or advocacy with issues such as housing, addictions, food, legal, etc.
Counselling and referrals.
Weekly newsletter containing resources and other information.
Engage with the community and support community-identified needs — particularly that support the well-being of people who use drugs or are street involved.
Public Health Nurses are in the van Monday to Friday evening. They provide:
- Testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, hepatitis, and HIV; and treatment for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis.
- Pregnancy testing, information about prenatal care, pregnancy options, and referrals.
- Vaccines (shots) against hepatitis A & B, the flu, and COVID-19.
- Care for minor wounds, vein care, and abscesses.
- Referrals to other programs and services, including prenatal care
- General health information.
Safer drug use supplies
Sharing drug use supplies can put you at risk for a number of infections, like hepatitis C or HIV.
Street Connections provides new/sterile injection supplies, like needles, sharps containers, swabs, and cookers, along with inhalation/smoking supplies for safer crack and meth use (straight stems, bubble pipes and mouthpieces).
We also take used needles and safely dispose them.
Safer sex supplies
We provide internal and external condoms (different sizes), lube, dental dams, and safer sex information.
We do home visits for needle distribution and the collection of sharps containers and some nursing services. Call us to figure out the best way to connect with you.
You must request at least 100 needles or naloxone for a home visit, otherwise meet us at one of our scheduled stops..
Things we do NOT do:
- Report your sex work, drug use, or other activities to the police.
- Give out money or bus tickets.
- Give rides.
- Tell others about you unless you ask us to.
- Charge for our services.
- Assist people when injecting drugs
Street hassles and ‘bad dates’
A “bad date” is an encounter between a sex worker / anyone involved in the sex trade and someone who is violent / abusive in any way. It is also any incident of theft, refusal of payment, threats, rudeness, time wasting, no shows, harassment, aggressive behaviour, etc. A bad date is anything you would want to warn or let others sex workers know about so they can avoid them.
The Winnipeg Bad Date List is a community-based project that provides options for people wishing to learn about bad dates or share their experiences with others in the community.
To report a sexual assault call 9−1−1 in emergency situations or 204−986−6222 for non-emergency situations. To speak to a detective from the Sex Crimes Unit in confidence, call 204−986−6245.
Third Party Reporting of Sexual Assault Offences
The Winnipeg Police Service, in partnership with Klinic Community Health Centre, Heart Medicine Lodge (Ka Ni Kanichihk) and Sage House (Mount Carmel Clinic) has developed a new protocol in the City of Winnipeg for survivors of sexual abuse. Third Party Reporting offers survivors the option of reporting the details of their case anonymously to the Winnipeg Police Service through a third-party Community Based Victim Services Agency.